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Facebook honors most popular national parks on Earth Day

Facebook honors most popular national parks on Earth Day

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- In honor of Earth Day, Facebook revealed which of the nation's parks were most frequented in 2013 according to Facebook check-ins.
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Monkey study explores evolution of mathematic reasoning

Monkey study explores evolution of mathematic reasoning

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 22 (UPI) -- Scientists recently attempted to trace evolutionary origins of mathematical reasoning skills by successfully teaching rhesus macaques.
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Scientists discover oldest footprints outside of Africa

Scientists discover oldest footprints outside of Africa

HAPPISBURGH, England, April 22 (UPI) -- A new study published in PLOS ONE details the oldest human footprints found outside of Africa.
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NASA calls on Earthlings to celebrate Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

NASA calls on Earthlings to celebrate Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- To celebrate planet Earth and Earth Day, NASA has called on citizens of Earth to take a #GlobalSelfie.
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DIY graphene in your kitchen blender

DIY graphene in your kitchen blender

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 22 (UPI) -- Researchers have shown it's possible to make graphene -- a superb conductor of heat and electricity -- at home, in a kitchen blender.
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Antarctica was once as warm as Florida, California

Antarctica was once as warm as Florida, California

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 21 (UPI) -- A new report by climatologists at Yale University details how parts of the South Pole once resembled the warm climates of coastal California and Florida.
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Codeine frequently given to children in the ER, despite alternatives

Codeine frequently given to children in the ER, despite alternatives

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 (UPI) -- Codeine, an opiate valued for its sedative and painkilling properties, is still given to children visiting hospital emergency rooms, despite documented risks.
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Majority of Americans doubt the Big Bang theory

Majority of Americans doubt the Big Bang theory

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- More than half of Americans said they were "not too confident" or "not at all confident" that "the universe began 13.8 billion years ago with a big bang."
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Ancient plant fragments preserved by meteorite impact glass

Ancient plant fragments preserved by meteorite impact glass

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 21 (UPI) -- Researchers have located fragments of leaves and organic compounds preserved inside the impact glass from several ancient meteorite collision sites.
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Lyrid meteor shower expected to light up skies late Monday night, early Tuesday morning

Lyrid meteor shower expected to light up skies late Monday night, early Tuesday morning

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- The Lyrids, a meteor shower that arrives every year from April 16 to April 26, are expected to peak late tonight and into Tuesday morning.
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Researchers spot rare bowhead whale in Cape Cod Bay

Researchers spot rare bowhead whale in Cape Cod Bay

PROVINCETOWN, Mass., April 21 (UPI) -- Researchers have spotted a rare bowhead whale cruising Cape Cod Bay, only the second time in history the species has been seen this far south.
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Glowing meteor soars across Russian sky

Glowing meteor soars across Russian sky

MURMANSK, Russia, April 21 (UPI) -- Over the weekend, Russian dash cams -- yet again -- caught the bright, flashing streak of a meteor burning up in its atmosphere.
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Giant lasers could control the weather

Giant lasers could control the weather

ORLANDO, Fla., April 19 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of Central Florida believe they've developed a technique, using a laser, to induce clouds to drop rain and hurl thunderbolts.
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Dormant plant seeds allow for greater species diversity

Dormant plant seeds allow for greater species diversity

DURHAM, N.C., April 18 (UPI) -- New research proves that more patient and strategic dormant plant seeds result a more diverse array of species.
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B3: the vitamin from outer space

B3: the vitamin from outer space

GREENBELT, Md., April 18 (UPI) -- Scientists say it's likely carbon-rich meteorites peppering the planet millions of years ago offered an extra dose of niacin, or B3.
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